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Softball Raton Topples Tucumcari in Three

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 

The Lady Tigers shut out the Lady Rattlers Thursday afternoon, April 30th at Jim Wade Field continuing their dominance in District 5/6AAA softball.

With this win the Ladies remain undefeated in the district having run the table with a perfect 8-0 district mark. The girls defense held tight in the first inning and then let the bats take over. Tucumcari helped matters with numerous errors as ball were missed and throws went wide scoring six in the first. 

Raton pitcher Natasha Archuleta struggled a little in the second walking a batter. With two on base however things turned and the Ladies held on tight preventing the runners from advancing past third base. Again the bats came alive and by the end of the second inning Raton was on top 15-0. 

The third inning saw Tucumcari threaten again advancing runners as far as third base before Archuleta struck the final batter out. 

The ladies will play Logan Tuesday afternoon, a game that had to be rescheduled due to weather this week. 

Caydence Sisneros sends this one sailing during the game with Tucumcari Thursday afternoon at Jim Wade Field

Caydence Sisneros sends this one sailing during the game with Tucumcari Thursday afternoon at Jim Wade Field

 

Caydence Slides home safe just outside the reach of the Tucumcari catcher Emma Garcia

Caydence Slides home safe just outside the reach of the Tucumcari catcher Emma Garcia

 

Natausha Archuleta slides in to third just under the Audrianna LaLane's glove

Natausha Archuleta slides in to third just under the Audrianna LaLane’s glove

 

1st Baseman Andie Ortega fields a bunted ball near home plate and makes the throw to first for the out as Kyeli Collins tries to outrun the throw.

1st Baseman Andie Ortega fields a bunted ball near home plate and makes the throw to first for the out as Kyeli Collins tries to outrun the throw.

 

The Throw to first base by Andie Ortega

The Throw to first base by Andie Ortega

 

The ball passes Kyeli Collins and makes it to 2nd baseman Natasha Ortega for the out.

The ball passes Kyeli Collins and makes it to 2nd baseman Natasha Ortega for the out.

 

Andie Ortega makes it to third base well ahead of the ball

Andie Ortega makes it to third base well ahead of the ball

 

Natausha Archuleta makes contact and brings another run in on the way to a 15-0 win over Tucumcari

Natausha Archuleta makes contact and brings another run in on the way to a 15-0 win over Tucumcari

In Loving Memory of Nadine M. McNabb

Nadine M. McNabb, age 83, passed away on April 27, 2015 in Walsenbrug, CO.

Funeral Services will be Saturday,May 9, 2015 with Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary at 10:30AM followed by Memorial Service at 11AM at St. Mary’s Church in Walsenburg, CO.

Private inurnment at a later date.

Complete obit to follow.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Baseball Raton at Tucumcari 4-29-15


RATON VARSITY (1) AT TUCUMCARI VARSITY (0)

RATON VARSITY        AB  R  H BI  TUCUMCARI VARSITY    AB  R  H BI
Ethan Washburn        3  0  0  0  Gabriel Molinas       2  0  0  0  
Jonathan Cabriales    3  0  0  0  Jesus Gamboa          3  0  0  0  
Dante Mileta          2  0  0  0  Javier Villanueva     3  0  1  0  
Martin Ortiz          3  1  1  0  Saul Moriel           3  0  0  0  
Brandon Luksich       3  0  1  1  Billy Sandoval        3  0  0  0  
Dillon Lemons         3  0  0  0  Josh Walker           2  0  0  0  
Cole Medina           3  0  0  0  Chris Sandoval        3  0  0  0  
Danny Record          1  0  0  0  Eric Lopez            2  0  0  0  
Dakota Martinez       2  0  0  0  Alec Casidy           2  0  0  0  
TOTALS               23  1  2  1  TOTALS               23  0  1  0

RATON VARSITY                 000 100 0 -- 1  
TUCUMCARI VARSITY             000 000 0 -- 0  

LOB--RATON VARSITY 4, TUCUMCARI VARSITY 4. ERR--Connell
Ware, Gabriel Molinas, Javier Villanueva. SB--Dante Mileta.

 RATON VARSITY                   IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Dylan Query (W)                4.00    0    0    0    2    3    0
Ethan Washburn (S)             3.00    1    0    0    0    7    0
 TUCUMCARI VARSITY          
Javier Villanueva (L)          7.00    2    1    1    3    9    0

PB--Jesus Gamboa (3). WP--Javier Villanueva (2). SO--Cole
Medina (2), Dakota Martinez (2), Martin Ortiz, Ethan
Washburn (3), Dillon Lemons, Alec Casidy, Jesus Gamboa,
Chris Sandoval, Eric Lopez, Gabriel Molinas, Javier
Villanueva, Saul Moriel, Josh Walker (2), Billy Sandoval.
BB--Danny Record (2), Dante Mileta, Gabriel Molinas, Josh
Walker.


Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E L
Raton Varsity 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 4
Tucumcari Varsity 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4

WP: Dylan Query, LP: Javier Villanueva, SP: Ethan Washburn

New Mexico Game and Fish Bear and Cougar hunting rules

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Karl Moffatt, (505) 476-8007
Public contact: (888) 248-6866
karl.moffatt@state.nm.us 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 29, 2015:

Public meetings scheduled
for bear and cougar hunting rules

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is conducting statewide public meetings about proposed changes to bear and cougar hunting rules.

 

The department reviews rules for hunting bears and cougars every four years and encourages public involvement as the State Game Commission considers new regulations. 

The meetings:

  • Las Cruces: 6 p.m. May 4, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Southwest Area Office, 2715 Northrise Drive, Las Cruces. 
  • Albuquerque: 6 p.m. May 5, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Northwest Area Office, 3841 Midway Place NE, Albuquerque. 
  • Ruidoso: 6 p.m. May 27, U.S. Forest Service Fire Control Bldg., 901 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso. 
  • Silver City: 6.p.m. May 28, Grant County Administration Center, County Commissioner Meeting Room, 1400 Highway 180 East, Silver City. 
  • Raton: 6 p.m. June 1, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Northeast Area Office, 215 York Canyon Road, Raton. 

Proposed changes to the rules are available for public review and comment. The State Game Commission, when finalizing the rules later this year, will consider all public comments, harvest and survey data, biological information about population sustainability, and management goals.

For more information about rule-change proposals or to submit a comment, please visit the department website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

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Raton City Commission Meeting April 28

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Raton City Commissioners opened their meeting with proclamations and commissioners reports before moving on to the audit and budget items.

Morgan Browning with Accounting & consulting Group, LLC presented the audit report to the commission noting that yes it was late, presented to the state auditor in February. One of the reason for that included reconciling the capital assets inventory with the assets cost and balances.

Morgan Browning reported to the commission on the 2014 audit Tuesday evening. He noted that he would be heading up the 2015 audit and told commissioner that it would be turned in on time this year.

Morgan Browning reported to the commission on the 2014 audit Tuesday evening. He noted that he would be heading up the 2015 audit and told commissioner that it would be turned in on time this year.

The city only had four exceptions and RPS had one. 11 of the exceptions from last years audit were corrected leaving only the four. With the assets issue being cleaned up along with the other issues the 2015 audit should go more smoothly. The audit is available on the State Auditors web site with the audit exceptions being on page 135.

Browning told commissioners that since the merger of White, Samaniego & Campbell LLP he has been assigned the city’s audit this year and he went to tell commissioners that the audit this year will not be late. The cost of this year’s audit will be $54,858.

Commissioners heard from Colfax County Commissioner Bill Sauble concerning a new Tiger grant that will be applied for by the City of La Junta. According to the company helping with the grant work will be done in all three states on the railroad tracks that carry Amtrak. Sauble was asking for a $12,500 and $3,000 commitment from the city. The $12,500 commitment is subject to a successful bid awarding. The $3,000 is to help with expenses.

The city tabled a decision till the May 12 meeting to get a better handle on the budget.

Commissioners approved the CCJJACB grant budget adjustment with included moving some money from the boys council to the girls circle as numbers are up there.

Commissioners also approved the city’s seventh budget adjustment for the fiscal year. These adjustments included a change in the vehicle line item for the fire department and a change in the sanitation services.(link to Budget adjustment 7)

Commissioners then approved the March financial report. Treasurer Michael Anne Antonucci noted that the city is currently operating slightly under budget, which is good since gross receipts taxes continue to run short of projections.  (link to March 2015 Financial report)

Commissioners approved $5,000 for Phillips Broadcasting for the Country Music Showdown and $4,000 for Raton Main Street for the Annual Balloon Rally. Commissioners tabled a $12,000 request from the Parks and Recreation department. The request is for recreation amenities surrounding the aquatic center, which will include a 9-hole disc golf course, sand volleyball court, a dog walk park, two zip-lines and two bocce ball courts. $11,000 will come from the parks and rec fund and the money is for a match to $24,472.50 from the New Mexico Community Foundation.

Commissioners heard about bear resistant dumpsters modification efforts then approved the bid from Rolloff USA for $507 per dumpster. Jason Phillips advised the commission that the purchase would be for 36 units at a time.

Commissioners then approved the contract to continue water monitoring for the landfill with Gordon Environmental. Mayor Mantz asked if this would be rebid next year since this was the third year with Gordon. City Manager Berry indicated that some of the work maybe done internally next year to save costs. The contract is for $23,500.

Commissioners then moved forward accepting the educational building. Some details as to who will cover some of the expenses are yet to be determined.

City Manager Scott Berry had a short report indicating that the city would ask for bids to do some improvements on the Wells Fargo Building (art gallery) and that Carol Baca successfully got a $209,000 grant to replace the emergency generator for the police department E911 system.

Commissioners then went into executive session to discuss litigation brought by Mark and Lori Van Buskirk over the landfill.

The city commission will meet on May 12 with a possible special budget workshop before then.

 

Anita Rankin and her daughter Faith Allison accept the proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month. The proclamation notes that child abuse and neglect are serious problems and finding a solution depends upon the involvement of the people in the community. New Mexico had over 30,000 reports of child abuse last year.

Anita Rankin and her daughter Faith Allison accept the proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month. The proclamation notes that child abuse and neglect are serious problems and finding a solution depends upon the involvement of the people in the community. New Mexico had over 30,000 reports of child abuse last year. (Link to Proclamation Child Abuse Prevention Month)

 

Terry Baca accepted the proclamation for Fair Housing Month from Commissioner Linde Schuster.

Terry Baca accepted the proclamation for Fair Housing Month from Commissioner Linde Schuster. (Link to Proclamation Fair Housing Month)

 

Officer Cory Coca accepts the recognition letter for Aros Raton's Police Service Dog in recognition of his long service to the department.

Officer Cory Coca accepts the recognition letter for Aros Raton’s Police Service Dog in recognition of his long service to the department.  Link to Police Dog Aros recognition Letter

 

100 Years Old – The Grand Lady Known as the Shuler Theater

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media –

  100 years ago the doors opened to the public for the first time for “The Red Rose” a play on the stage of the city auditorium. The building was later named for Dr. John Shuler, the moving force behind the $55,000 project that would also include city hall.

On April 27, 2015 a ceremony of sorts, a variety show, a history lesson, was held to commemorate this historic building turning 100. Bill Fegan and Billy Donati sat down on stage and reminisced about the history of the beautiful old building and how it came to be the grand place that it is today. Mixed in with the conversation were groups of singers from present day. The stage of the Shuler has been graced many a time with not only plays but singing shows and even a few weddings, noted Donati.

Many a story was told by young and old alike of the times they spent on the Shuler stage. Even as youngster many a Ratonian watched a film as the Shuler was also a movie theater in its younger days.

Fegan also told the story of how he came to Raton and brought a group of actors called the Kaleidoscope Players with him. Had it not been for Evlyn Shuler desiring to have the historic building brought back to life, the outcome might not have been what it is today. It was Evlyn Shuler who first introduced Fegan to the Shuler. A place that would become his second home. 

The Shuler has seen Chinese Acrobats and singing acts from the likes of Michael Martin Murphy to cowboy poets. Plays featuring the youngsters of Raton and broadway style plays. Over the years the Shuler has gained a reputation as an acoustical marvel and as noted by Donati “it wasn’t designed by a computer.” The reputation has grown and now many acts that are traveling this part of the country who have an open day will often stop for a show. 

Coming soon to the Shuler will be a new movie screen and a state of the art digital sound system to play movies, again reminiscent of her past. Having two movies screens will help the El Raton with booking movies and also help rejuvenate Raton’s historic downtown. 

 

Bill Fegan and Billy Donati talk about the 100 years of history of the Shuler Theater during the 100th anniversary show Monday evening.

Bill Fegan and Billy Donati talk about the 100 years of history of the Shuler Theater during the 100th anniversary show Monday evening.

 

One of the original curtains at the Shuler. The curtain was made of 4x25 foot canvas panels

One of the original curtains at the Shuler. The curtain was made of 4×25 foot canvas panels and is painted with water colors

 

The Raton Kids Khorrale. Made up of young singers from Raton

The Raton Kids Khorale  sang Do-Re-Mi from the Sound of Music.

 

Howard and Carol Woodworth waltz on the Shuler Stage

Howard and Carol Woodworth waltz on the Shuler Stage

 

The Raton Glee is made up of Raton High students

The Raton Glee mesmerized the audience with their version(s) of Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

 

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Kelly Jones’ gets ready to sneeze during her comedic rendition of Adelaide’s Lament from “Guys and Dolls”.

 

Bill Fegan and Billy Donati talk about the Shuler's history and future.

Bill Fegan and Billy Donati talk about the Shuler’s history and future.

 

Bill Fegan sings to the crowd at the Shuler

Bill Fegan sings to the crowd from his favorite musical, My Fair Lady.

 

Sarah Kowalski and Adella Garcia and they are the Char women who perform during "A Christmas Carol"

Sarah Kowalski looks on suspiciously as Adella Garcia thinks she’s having the big one.  Both have played Char women for the past several years in “A Christmas Carol”.

 

John Martin has spent many an hour on the Shuler stage singing to the audience.

John Martin has spent many hours at  the Shuler singing, acting and directing.

 

Sue Martin one of the many singers/actresses to grace the Shuler stage in recent years.

Sue Martin one of the many singers/actresses to grace the Shuler stage in recent years.

 

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David Ode spins the yarn as he tells of many of his exploits both in acting and on the Shuler Stage.

 

Adrianne Coleman and ?? sing some opera.

Kelly Jones and Adrianne Coleman sing the Flower Duet.

 

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Carol Simmons, aka “Magic Fingers” by the kids, has accompanied dozens of show on the Shuler Stage.

 

Carol Simmons plays an original piece as Bill's Fegan and Donati look on.

Carol Simmons plays an original piece as Bill’s Fegan and Donati look on.

 

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Jacob Sanchez, Sue Martin, Heidi Briscoe, Meagan Deiter, Alan Kinlund and Laura Robertson sing The Other Night from A Christmas Carol.

 

Jacob Sanchez performed "Eidelweiss" from the Sound of Music and wowed the crowd.

Jacob Sanchez performed “Eidelweiss” from the Sound of Music and wowed the crowd.

 

Alan Kinland spoke about his time on the Shuler Stage with Bill and Billy. Alan was the youngest to perform on stage and has performed many times since.

Alan Kinlund spoke about his time on the Shuler Stage with Bill and Billy. Alan was the youngest to perform on stage and has performed many times since.

 

Billy Donati was honored with a plaque to go on the wall of fame at the Shuler.

Billy Donati was honored with a plaque to go on the wall of fame at the Shuler.

 

Howard Woodworth accepts a Shuler "Wall-of-Fame" award for his years of acting/directing/producing at the Shuler.  Woodworth first performed on the Shuler Stage in 1949 and most recently directed/acted in the Raton Choral Society's "Hello Dolly" this past March 2015.

Howard Woodworth accepts a Shuler “Wall-of-Fame” award for his years of acting/directing/producing at the Shuler. Woodworth first performed on the Shuler Stage in 1949 and most recently directed/acted in the Raton Choral Society’s “Hello Dolly” this past March 2015.

 

The Willow Springs Singers wrap up the 100th anniversary event Monday evening

The Willow Springs Singers wrap up the 100th anniversary event Monday evening

NM Game and Fish Fishing Report April 28, 2015

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This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Check out the stocking report through April 3. Lake levels and stream flows.

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CATCHES OF THE WEEK:

  • Abiquiu Lake: April 22, Spenser Bustos caught a 5-pound smallmouth bass on a plastic gulp worm.
  • Bluewater Lake: April 24, Jason J. Sanchez of Albuquerque caught a 45-inch tiger musky. He was using a hot dog.
  • Clayton Lake: April 25, Mikey Montoya of Clayton caught a 9-pound, 8-ounce walleye.
  • Cochiti Lake:  April 25, Tod Cecil of Albuquerque caught a 38-inch, 10-pound, 14-ounce northern pike. He was fishing the west side between the boat ramp and the swimming area and using a Cotton Cordell Big O.    
  • Pecos River: April 22, Andrew Leyba caught a 22-inch, 6-pound rainbow trout. He was fishing about a half mile upstream from the Willow Creek area and using a worm.

 

The following came in too late for last week’s report but we felt it was definitely worth mentioning:

  • Bluewater Lake: April 18, David Martinez age 14 of Albuquerque caught and released a 36-inch, 10-pound tiger muskie. He was using a hot dog.
  • San Juan River: April 19, Christy Wall caught and released a 21-inch brown trout. She was using a size 18, black zebra midge.

If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at fishforfun2@hotmail.com. We may include your story in our next report. For catches of the week, include name, date, and location, type of fish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure or fly used.

April 28


Northeast

Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow.

Cimarron River: Stream flow was 25 cfs near Cimarron. Trout fishing in the lower canyon below Clear Creek was fair for anglers using brassies, bead head hare’s ears and Panther Martins. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow to fair using worms, garlic scented Power Bait and spinners.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was good using Power Bait and gold spoons for trout. Fishing was good using tubes, crank baits and spinner baits for largemouth bass. A few walleye were caught by anglers using jigs. Anglers reported good catches from the bank and from boats. We had no reports on other species.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair using minnows for crappie. Fishing was good using tubes, chigger craws, jerk minnows, crank baits and jerk baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using crank baits and grubs for white bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits and jig and minnow combinations for walleye.  We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the high 50s.

Coyote Creek: Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs and worms for trout.

Eagle Rock Lake: Closed through late summer while Chevron and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish make improvements to the lake and river.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was fair trolling Panther Martins for rainbow trout and a few kokanee. Fishing was slow to fair trolling Rapalas for northern pike. Fishing from the bank was fair using Power Bait and salmon eggs for trout. A few perch were caught by anglers using worms. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 40s. The first annual Pike and Carp Tournament will be held May 2nd and 3rd. For more information call (505) 974-9168.

Gallinas River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Alice: Fishing was good using Power Bait, salmon eggs and spinners for trout.

Lake Maloya: Fishing was very good using worms, salmon eggs, homemade dough bait, Power Bait, Pistol Petes and spinners for trout up to 14 inches. The Sugarite Canyon State Park annual Fishing Derby will be held May 30-June 7 with a free Kids Derby on June 6. For more information or early registration call (575) 445-5607.

Los Pinos: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Maxwell Lake 13: Fishing was good using Power Bait, worms, corn and salmon eggs for trout.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was fair using worms and Power Bait for trout.

Morphy Lake: Fishing was good using salmon eggs, Power Bait, homemade dough bait and worms for trout. The boat ramp is closed but the lake is accessible with canoes and kayaks.

Cowles Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Pecos River: Stream flow on Monday was 113 cfs. Trout fishing was good using prince nymphs, San Juan worms, Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms.

Red River: We had no reports from anglers this week. A fish habitat and angler access project near the hatchery is underway and expected to cause elevated water turbidity. The project is expected to affect fishing in the area until June.

Red River City Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Costilla: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday morning at the Taos Junction Bridge was 416 cfs. Prior to last weekend’s snows, fishing was very good using BWOs, elk hair caddis, wooly buggers and worms for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez was 25 cfs. Fishing was fair using copper John Barrs, bead head pheasant tails and prince nymphs for trout. 

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco was 61 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Barbara: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: This water remains closed to boating while the Bureau of Land Management renovates the north lake camp ground, boat launch, picnic area and main access road. The plan is to have all work completed by the end of July. The only fishing access at this time is walk-in from the overlook area. Anglers have to traverse steep banks to access fishing. Fishing was fair using Fisher Chick spinners, Panther Martins, small crank baits and Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Shuree Ponds: Closed during elk calving season. Opens July 1.

Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using salmon eggs for limits of trout. We had no reports on other species.

Stubblefield Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Ute Lake: Fishing was good using jig and minnow combinations at about 20-feet for walleye. Fishing was good using curly tail grubs and minnows for crappie. Fishing was fair trolling crank baits for white bass. Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits, tubes, senkos, salt craws and chigger craws for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the high 50s to the low 60s.

Northwest

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits and spinner/night crawler rigs for a mixed bag of walleye and smallmouth bass. Anglers having the best luck were running their lures at a depth of about 10-feet. Fishing was fair using crank baits and Power Bait for brown trout and rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low 50s.

Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 277 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair to good using hot dogs, swim baits and jerk baits for tiger musky. We had no reports on other species. The only open boat ramp is the primitive ramp located south of the main boat ramp. The surface water temp was in the mid 50s. It is illegal to use bait fish at this lake. 

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: The area has been closed until further notice due to hazardous condition created by falling trees.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 430 cfs and 491 cfs respectively. Fishing below Abiquiu was slow. Fishing below El Vado was fair using wooly buggers, night crawlers, Power Bait and salmon eggs for trout.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing for northern pike was rated as slow this past week with a few fish caught by anglers using crank baits. A few smallmouth bass were caught by anglers using crank baits and jerk baits. The surface water temp was in the mid 50s. 

El Vado Lake: Fishing was slow with light pressure due to bad weather conditions.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes, wooly buggers, Power Bait, worms, homemade dough bait and salmon eggs for trout. 

Heron Lake: Bank fishing was slow to fair using roe sacs and salmon eggs for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, salmon eggs, worms and spinners for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow near Jemez on Monday morning was 82 cfs and a bit murky. Trout fishing on the Jemez was fair to good using worms, salmon eggs and bead head prince nymphs for trout. Fishing on the Rio Cebolla was good using worms and salmon eggs. We had no reports from other streams in the area.

Laguna Del Campo: Opens for the season May 1.

Lake Farmington:

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair using minnows for crappie. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, swim baits and jerk baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species. The surface temp was in the low 50s.

San Gregorio: We had no reports from anglers.

San Juan: Water flow below Navajo Lake on Monday morning was 474 cfs. Visibility was a little over a foot as it was last week. Trout fishing through the Quality Waters was fair to good using parachute adams, RS2s, black or grey midge pupa, comparaduns, desert storms and fluff baetis. Fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using night crawlers, San Juan worms, RS2s, Power Bait, worms and jerk baits.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was good using Power Bait, worms and salmon eggs for trout.

Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Central Pond was fair to good using salmon eggs and Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on other species or from the other ponds.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest

Alumni Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bear Canyon: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair using tubes, senkos and jerk baits for largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, minnows and grubs for white bass. Fishing for walleye was slow with just a few caught by anglers using crank baits and minnow/spinner rigs. Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers and liver for catfish. The surface water temp was in the low 60s.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, jerk baits and curly tail grubs for white bass. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was fair to good using chigger craws, jerk minnows, jigs, tubes and crank baits. Fishing was fair to good using stink bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low 60s.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Gila River: Stream flow as of Monday morning was 110 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using Power Bait and salmon eggs for trout.

Lake Roberts: Construction update: Modifications to the dam and spillway have been completed. Now awaiting approval for the engineer’s specifications to fix the outlet pipe. Will provide additional updates as they become available. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Quemado Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte on Monday morning was 2.3 cfs. Fishing was good using wooly buggers and worms for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Snow Lake: Fishing was good using worms, Power Bait and salmon eggs for trout.

Young Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southeast

Bataan Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 22 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond:  Fishing was slow for all species.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice.

Bosque Redondo: Fishing was slow with just a few catfish caught by anglers using liver and homemade dough bait.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was extremely light as high winds have kept boats off the water. Anglers should practice catch-and-release for all fish here as high levels of DDT have been detected in some fish.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Chaparral Park Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was slow to fair using worms for trout.

Eunice Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Green Meadow Lake:  We had no reports from anglers this week.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Grindstone Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Van: Fishing was slow to fair using worms, spinners and Power Bait for trout.

Oasis Park Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Pecos River: The fishing area below Sumner Lake is closed through Tuesday while water is delivered  downstream. We had no reports from anglers.

Perch Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood on Monday was 26 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. There were a few smallmouth bass caught by anglers using crank baits and chigger craws. The surface water temp was in the mid to upper 50s.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was good using tubes, chigger craws, sweet beavers, crank baits and jerk baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good trolling crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits and jig and minnow combinations for walleye. The surface water temp was in the mid to high 50s.

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In Loving Memory of Thomas E. Zubal Sr.

Thomas E. “Tom” Zubal Sr. passed away peacefully, after a brief illness, on AprilL 28, 2015 at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice Center, following a brief stay at Parkview Medical Center, in Pueblo, CO. 

Tom was born on April 20, 1939, in Walsenburg, CO, to Agnes and Joe Zubal. 

He attended elementary school at the Dan Schoolhouse in Ideal Canyon, then St. Mary’s High School in Walsenburg. Following graduation, he briefly worked for Vinodi Sawmill. 

In 1958, Tom began working for Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Company, Mountain Bell, US West and finally retired from Qwest after 42 1/2 years as a Central Office Tech. 

On June 27, 1959, Tom was  united  in marriage to Margaret Pachorek, and they had two children.  Tom moved to Hoehne in 1977 and began farming and running cattle on the family ranch in Walsenburg until 2002. 

Tom enjoyed fishing, gambling , spending  time with his family and taking drives in the country with his wife Marge.  His greatest joy was teaching his son and grandson to fish.  He also loved restoring his 1950 Case tractor and entering it in the Labor Day Parade.  One of Papa’s favorite things was being ornery and teasing his grandkids. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Agnes and Joe Zubal, brother Joey, brother in law Martin Campagnola, brother in law, Leroy Hasenack and in laws, Tony and Mabel Pachorek. 

Tom is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret A. Zubal, children, Marla Kay (Robbie) Skalko and Thomas (Doris) Zubal Jr., grandchildren, Jarrod Skalko and Jeni Skalko (Brian Scuzzaro), siblings, Ethel Campagnola, Barbara (Bob) Vining, sister in law, Frances Hasenack, along with numerous nieces and nephews. 

Tom was the best Husband, Dad, Papa, and Father In Law . He will always be remembered. 

Visitation will be Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 1PM-6PM at the Comi Chapel. 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, May 4, 2015 at 10AM at Holy Trinity Church. 

Entombment will follow at the Guardian Angel Mausoleum, Trinidad, Catholic Cemetery. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Tom’s many friends. 

Active pallberers are Marty Campagnola, Ron Tokar, Steve Sciacca,  Anthony Cirone, Ron Cirone,and Brett Tamburelli. 

Condolences can be sent to the family at P.O. Box 75, Hoehne, CO, 81046.  They will also received friends and visitors at the family home. 

The family wishes to acknowledge the entire ICU Parkview Medical Center Staff as well as the nursing staff of the Sangre de Cristo Hospice Center. 

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home. 

First Street Project Begins to Take Shape

Raton Main Street has begun the process of a beautification project on Raton’s historic First Street.
 
The project will include such things as tree planting, signage and other beautification themes to make the area more pedestrian friendly. The signage will be reminiscent of the early days of Raton when the horse and buggy still roamed the streets. Along with the trees and flowers there will be bump outs to help with parking and pedestrian street crossing. Main Street had a meeting on April 20 where the public could view the proposed projects and provide feedback to Main Street. 
 
Great Blocks Project Team members are accepting comments and questions regarding the proposed renovations to First Street (between Rio Grande and Park Avenues) which will include sidewalk repairs, ADA compliance, streetscape improvements and public art.
 
All comments must be received by April 30, 2015 and can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to Robert Loftis, Morrow Reardon Wilkinson Miller, Ltd. (Landscape Architects), 210 La Veta NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, fax: 505-265-9637, email: rloftis@mrwnm.com.  
 
KRTN has included the project panels below. 
 

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In Loving Memory of William H. Phillips

William H. Phillips, age 53, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

He was born in Miami, Florida on January 25, 1962 to Joan (Bilton) and Arthur E. Phillips.

He enjoyed the outdoors, and liked to hunt and fish. He was an avid Nascar fan.  

He was a heavy equipment operator and loved doing dirt work. He liked spending time with his family.

Bill was preceded in death by mother Joan, wife Ronda, foster father Don Hill, son Kyle W. Phillips, brother Gene Phillips and nephew Jason Phillips.

Survivors are daughter Tenelle (Brian) Slagle, Trinidad, son,  Michael M. Phillips, Trinidad, daughter in law Amy Phillips, Weston, grandchildren, Lyric, Skyler, Kayden, Maggie and Joshua, brother Don (Sally) Phillips, Bon Carbo, sister Patricia (Nigel) Wallace, England, brother in law, Rick Reed, Trinidad, sister in law, Glenda Phillips, OK, niece, Lacey Don Phillips, Trinidad, and nephew Alan Phillips, OK.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, May 8, 2015 at 10AM at the Lord’s Chapel in Segundo, Co. with Pastor Jason Starinieri officiating.

Potluck reception to follow at the church hall.

Private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.